The kundalini yoga tradition believes that the 8th vertebra (1st thoracic) is the pranic center in the body, it is called praanic asan — seat of praana.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US among both men and women, and the leading cause of death in the world. There is a very important conversation around this in regard to exercise, nutrition, and an overall healthy lifestyle (FOR REAL). But let’s think for a moment about HEART DIS-EASE.
Self-love is a vital practice. If self-love is an elusive quality for you there are several simple practices to connect to that part of yourself and begin to heal that rift. Beyond our immediate self, self-love is vital to all relationships. Healthy relationships with romantic partners, family members, colleagues, friends...all required loving ourselves wholly first. To me this means learning to love and embrace the parts of ourselves we might not like.